childbirth childbirth  /ˈtʃaɪld ˌbɜrθ/


  • (n) the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child


  1. The number of women in poor countries who die in childbirth has barely changed in two decades and this despite a host of medical breakthroughs.
  2. During the 1940s, Soviet doctors began educating mothers to be unafraid of childbirth, and by 1951 hospitals in Moscow, Kharkov and Leningrad all used the natural-childbirth method.
  3. One of the most delicate and stubborn surgical problems is the relief of pain in childbirth.


  1. Pregnant Kate Middleton Reportedly Considers Hypnosis to Ease Childbirth Pain

    Kate Middleton, like any mom-to-be, probably has some fears and concerns about childbirth. And the pregnant royal is reportedly considering HypnoBirth as a method to help ease the pain...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: E! Online

  2. Kate Middleton May Use Hypnotherapy for Childbirth Pain

    Kate Middleton is reportedly going to undergo hypnotherapy to help with the pain of her expected childbirth in July. “The main principle of hypnobirthing is to remove fear. If you can achieve this, you will considerably reduce, and in some cases eliminate, pain, leading to an easier, calmer and more comfortable birth experience," Katharine Graves, a hypnobirthing expert, told Yahoo! News in May ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  3. Childbirth increases risk of ACPA-negative rheumatoid arthritis

    ( European League Against Rheumatism ) Epidemiological data presented today at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, demonstrate that pregnancy carried to childbirth (parity) increases the risk of ACPA-negative rheumatoid arthritis.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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  1. "Together we are committed to moving the world towards a day when women in developing countries will not die or suffer disabilities from pregnancy or childbirth," he said.
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: ABC Online

  2. "It's scary that both (the ACOG and the AMA) have sort of targeted me," Lake told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "And, you know, I'm all about choice. This is not unlike the abortion issue. I am pro-choice when it comes to childbirth and...
    on Jun 17, 2008 By: Ricki Lake Source: Washington Post

  3. "It is unacceptable that one woman dies every minute during pregnancy and childbirth when proven interventions exist," Obaid added.
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Thoraya Obaid Source: Africa Today

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